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Lessons from the Toulambis, a Stone Age Tribe

Lessons from the Toulambis, a Stone Age Tribe

27 June 2011 by Erik Davis

  There’s a viral video doing the rounds — an edit, set to music, of footage from a documentary about a stone-age tribe in Papua New Guinea making contact with modern humans for the first time. It’s an astounding thing to watch. The Toulambis, as they are known, trepidatiously approach the modern man on the […]

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Posted in Cognition, Critical Thinking, Culture, Environment, History, Skepticism, Social Sciences15 Comments

Autism & Contaminated Drinking Water

Autism & Contaminated Drinking Water

10 March 2011 by Erik Davis

This story wasn’t picked up by the mainstream media, so unless you follow right-wing U.S. blogs, you probably missed the news last month that U.S. Environment Protection Agency head Lisa Jackson has found the cause of autism.  It’s not genes, vaccines, or freezer mums – all this time it’s been hiding in plain sight in […]

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Posted in Environment, Health, Health Policy, Medical Conditions, Skepticism2 Comments

Guest Blog – Fishing for Toxins (part 2 of 2)

Guest Blog – Fishing for Toxins (part 2 of 2)

10 December 2009 by Erik Davis

Today’s guest blog is Erik Davis’ followup to his post from Sunday. Part 1 was published on Sunday, December 6. Anyone interested in contributing to Skeptic North can email the editors, skepticnorth [at] gmail [dot] com. As we discussed in Part 1 of this article last Sunday, there’s a significant disconnect between the way the […]

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